There are certain foods that you simply cannot get enough of, no matter how much or how often you eat them. Chocolate, avocado, and sweet potatoes are my big three. Chocolate is the pretty obvious one because, apparently, every female is essentially addicted to the stuff. I remember one night in particular, having bought a few new bars of chocolate to sample, going just a bit overboard, to the point that I felt nauseous. There’s no way I’ll be eating any chocolate for a week,” I naively told myself. Of course, I was back for more samples the following day. Bad memory? Maybe. Or maybe I just really like chocolate….
Hi there, I’m back! Sorry for the prolonged absence - there were a few snags in what I had hoped to be a seamless transfer to a self hosted blog. Now everything should be back to normal, though you may see some changes (namely to the header) in the coming weeks. Let me know what you think of the new layout! I’m open to any comments or suggestions.
In other news, I’ve still been baking away (and have even made a couple batches of (near) midnight granola in the past couple weeks). But what I really want to talk about is these cinnamon almond flour coconut bites. I haven’t had a macaroon in a long while, but from what I can remember, these little gems bare a great resemblance to the traditional coconut treats. But better. Fresh from the oven they have a nice crispy outer shell, while the inside is dense and chewy, with a very satisfying bite. The almond flour lends a complex and deeply nutty flavor, while the brown rice syrup provides a malty sweetness that perfectly complements the toasted coconut. …
Condiments are extremely important. It’s a fact that can’t be denied. Mustard (which I adore) and ketchup (which I cannot stand - anyone else?) have their places, but sometimes you need a bit of a change. It’s not that food tastes bad without condiments, it just tastes better with them. Now, most condiments are of the saucy variety - aside from mustard and ketchup, the American classics, there is barbecue sauce (which we’ll get to another day), salsa, and countless varieties of hot sauce. These served me perfectly well, that is, until I discovered gomasio….